Expresses sympathy to MSH on W. J. Hooker's illness.
Will send his comments on Hodgson's physico-geographical memoir ["On the physical geography of the Himalayas", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 18 (1849): 761–88] directly to him.
Down Farnborough Kent
Dear Lady Hooker
I am truly sorry to hear of Sir William's illness
& sincerely hope he may soon recover his strength: pray give him my kind regards
& thanks for the enclosed note & extract.— I had never even
heard of M
I am delighted to hear that your son is enjoying the grand Sylhet mountains.—
Pray believe me. | Yours sincerely obliged | C. Darwin
- f1 1349.f1W. J. Hooker suffered from a serious recurrent throat ailment (see Allan 1967, p. 188).
- f2 1349.f2Hodgson 1849.
- f3 1349.f3See letter from J. D. Hooker, 6 and 7 April 1850. Hooker set out on his expedition to the Khasia Hills and Silhet on 1 May 1850.